＜Step 1 - Flat Ground＞
Get off your board and stand as if you’re sliding straight down the hill.
First, let’s learn rotational movement while doing this trick.
Start with a frontside 90 spin.
Land this spin with your chest facing your front leg.
Keep pulling your front elbow behind to prepare for the next spin.
Add a 270 spin in the same direction with a small pop to finish the trick.
Ok, now let’s add shifting weight into this rotational movement.
Keep your head straight as well as using tall posture before generating a trick.
With this tall posture, your head and hips are aligned over the board so you will have a straighter body axis.
A straighter body axis allows you to perform all the movements after this both nicely and cleanly.
Execute a frontside 90 spin and land it on your back leg while extending your front leg this time.
To start, you can distribute 70% of your weight on your back leg and 30%o of it on your front leg instead of putting your full weight on your back leg.
Try pushing your feet out as much as possible instead of just leaning your upper body over your back leg.
Keep pulling your front elbow behind and release weight from your back leg with a small pop and then add a 270 spin with your lower body in the same direction.
Land on both your feet while your gaze and chest are facing backward.
After this becomes a normal movement for you, try to imagine yourself getting on a box.
If you practice without an actual riding image in your mind, it won’t work well when you try it with the actual riding situation.
You can draw a box in the snow and try to practice the trick with it.
So you can imagine an actual riding situation in your mind and this image will help you when you try it on a box.
Be sure to go though this repeatedly until you remember the correct posture and balance.
You can try this with your board on the flat ground.
However, this is good enough and you are ready to do it while sliding on the slopes.
So, let's review the key points you learned in step 1.
1. Stand tall before takeoff.
2. Execute a frontside 90 spin.
3. Land on your back leg with an extended front leg.
4. Keep your chest facing toward the nose of your board.
5. Keep pulling your front elbow behind.
6. Release weight from your back leg to add a 270 spin.
7. Land on both your feet while your gaze and chest are facing backward.
Next time, try to use what you have learned out on the slopes.
Snowboard Dojo Wiz Team
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